Data management at the Gakkel ridge

For searching a plume two colleagues attended the Polarstern cruise PS86 to the Arctic. The objective was to find hot outflows from the crust at the Gakkel ridge. We acquired and post-processed bathymetry data from a multibeam echosounder und created several maps for planning and forecasting ice coverage in the research area. The contractor was the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen.